NFPA to offer web updates on code changes impacting antifreeze usage in fire sprinkler systems

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 18, 2011

NFPA will be offering free live web presentations on changes to NFPA sprinkler-related codes. The changes were brought about by Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) regarding the use of antifreeze in sprinkler systems.

“Based on recent full scale testing of various antifreeze concentrations in sprinkler systems, NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 13D, and NFPA 25 have modified the requirements for antifreeze usage through recently approved TIAs,” says Matthew Klaus, senior fire protection engineer, who will host the web updates. “The purpose of these broadcasts is to provide a brief history on the use of antifreeze in sprinkler systems along with an explanation of the new requirements and a discussion of alternatives to antifreeze."

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

The updates will be broadcast on June 28, July 7, and July 19. For more information and to register, visit www.nfpa.org/antifreeze.

- Karen Wallingford